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Baleen whales

Humpback whale
Classification after Fordyce & Barnes 1994.
Containing group: Cetacea


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Lockyer, C. 1984. Review of Baleen Whale Reproduction and Implications for Management. Report of the International Whaling Commission. Special Issue 6.

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Title Illustrations
Scientific Name Megaptera novaeangliae
Location Gerlache Strait (Antarctica)
Comments Humpback whale (Balaenopteridae).
Creator Photograph by Gerald and Buff Corsi
Acknowledgements courtesy CalPhotos
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © 2001
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